Leipzig University

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The Linguistics master’s programme at the University of Leipzig builds on the BA programme in the same field and focuses more strongly on research.


In particular, the Linguistics programme offered by the University of Leipzig equips students with in-depth knowledge in the three areas of grammatical theory (phonology, morphology, syntax), linguistic typology and computational/experimental approaches to grammar. The programme offers:

  • Focus on phonology, morphology and syntax in the world’s languages
  • Synthesis of grammatical theory and linguistic typology
  • Seminars on fieldwork, computational and experimental methods
  • Range of theoretical approaches
  • Integration of students into ongoing, externally funded research projects
  • Guest lectures by renowned international scholars
  • Individual supervision
  • Funded positions for students as research/teaching assistants
  • Mentoring for early publication activities
  • Excellent preparation for admission to the IGRA graduate programme as part of the Research Academy Leipzig
  • Internationally visible, highly active scientific environment at the forefront of academic research.

Career prospects

Completing the master’s degree in Linguistics is a prerequisite for commencing subsequent doctoral training as part of the IGRA (Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks) group at the Research Academy Leipzig. It is thus possible to work in the field of research and teaching in linguistics or in one of the numerous neighbouring disciplines of linguistics.Due to the highly general nature and the diversity of the knowledge and methods acquired, the programme also offers good starting conditions for a differentiated career in various social areas, e.g. for interpersonal and institutionalised communication (publishing houses, media, other public relations work) or for technically supported information, documentation and terminology work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Semantics
  • Phonology, Morphology, Syntax
  • Empirical Methods
  • Segmental Phonology
  • Suprasegmental Phonology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • General qualification for the study programme is proven by a first academic degree or by a degree from a state or state-recognised university of cooperative education.
  • Successful completion of a BA programme in general linguistics. Graduates of other courses can be admitted with the approval of the examination board.
  • Knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • knowledge of a further foreign language at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

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